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Palm-leaf manuscripts

Palm-leaf manuscripts are manuscripts made out of dried palm leaves. Palm leaves were used as writing materials in the Indian subcontinent and in Southeast Asia dating back to the 5th century BCE,[1] and possibly much earlier.Their use began in South Asia, and spread elsewhere, as texts on dried and smoke treated palm leaves of Borassus species (Palmyra palm) or the Ola leaf (leaf of Corypha umbraculifera or the talipot palm).


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Almost all of the writings in Balinese were digitized and preserved here in 2011 by the Internet Archive from their major library in Denpasar, Bali.   A official in the cultural ministry said that this collection is "90% of all writings in Balinese."  Most of the Balinese literature is written on palm leaves, or Lontar.  Some were not digitized because of the culturally sensitive materials they contain. This makes the Balinese the first to have...
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Founded in 1823, the  Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland  is dedicated to promoting public interest and scholarly exchange into the histories and cultures of Asia.    One of the ways the Society does this is by providing free public access to its historic collections of books, manuscripts, archives, and artworks, which originate from across Asia. The Society seeks to make as many of its collections as possible freely available online. In...
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A Zip of Torrents for the Balinese Lontar to help the Balinese retrieve their scanned literature. A way to handle this without having to click 2,700 OK buttons: - go to Preferences in uTorrent - under "General" tab, under "Adding Torrents" header, find "display window with torrent details" and make sure it is unchecked - unzip bali.zip and drag and drop all torrent files Alternative method - got to Preferences in uTorrent - under "Directories" tab, under...
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Palm-leaf. Manuscript consists of two parts: (a) F.1-152b Ṛgveda bhāṣya: the first three Adhyāyas of the second Aṣṭaka, i.e. Sāyaṇa's commentary on Ṛgveda-Saṃhitā I, 122 to I, 165; (b) Sāyaṇācārya's commentary on the first Āraṇyaka of the Aitareya-Āraṇyaka (= Ait. Ār. I, 1-5). Winternitz notes that the text is very incorrect. Text (b) ends: iti śrīmad-rājādhirājarāja...
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Palm leaf; 11 or 12 lines on a folio. Text consists of the Ratirahasya, a treatise on Kāmaśāstra, by Kokkoka, who composed it for Vaidyadatta. Text begins: yenākāri prasabham acirād arddhanārīśvaratvaṃ dagdhenāpi tripurajayino jyotiṣā cākṣuṣeṇa | indor mmitraṃ sa jayati mudān dhāma vāmapracāro devaś śrīmān bhavarasajuṣān daivataṃ cittajanmā | parijanapade bhṛṃgaśreṇīpikāḥ paṭuvandino himakarasitacchatraṃ mattadvipo malayānilaḥ |...
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